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Non-Local Enrolment Policy



A Panel comprised of the Deputy Principal, the School Administration Manager, the Enrolments Officer and a community member will meet to make decisions on non-local applications based on established, non-discriminatory criteria.

The panel will meet in Term 2, 3, and 4 to assess applications.

Minutes will be kept, detailing all decisions.


Non-local enrolment applications will be made on the non-local application form, until the online functionality is launched in July 2021.


In order of priority determined by the Principal

·         siblings already enrolled at the school

·         medical reasons

·         safety and supervision of the student before and after school

·         availability of subjects or combinations of subjects

·         compassionate circumstances

·         structure and organisation of the school

·         proximity and access to the school

·         recent change in the local intake area boundaries

The criteria will be made available to the school community and parents who are interested in enrolling their children. Information about selection criteria, the choice of courses or programs available is accessible to enable the student and parents to make informed choices.

Enrolment Cap & Buffer

Applications will be considered where there is capacity in classrooms, taking into account the enrolment cap and buffer.

Waiting List

A waiting list will be created for non-local students who are not offered enrolment in Term 2 & 3, based on the prioritised criteria.

Parents will advised in writing if their child is on a waiting list.

All applications on the waiting list will be considered and notified before the Parent Information evening in October.


Unsuccessful non-local applicants may appeal in writing to the Principal, setting out the grounds of the appeal.

The Principal will determine whether the stated criteria have been applied equitably and make a determination.


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